"Being inside the teeming heads of these folks is amusing and enlightening. So accurately are they rendered, in all their flawed glory, that they appear not only perfectly human but familiar."
The freakish, cowed characters filling Saunders's acclaimed debut, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline
(1995), have spawned a new crop of unhappy, scabrously comic campers in these six stories, as the struggle among them to be happy and do the right thing continues.
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